What are your "mindless knitting" projects?

We all have them!
You want to watch TV, but your hands need to stay busy while you do. :lol:

So you don’t want to pick up that complicated project…you know, the one where you have to look at the pattern every few stitches because then you’ll miss bits of the plot.

Or you only have a few minutes before you have to start dinner, you don’t want to get into that difficult project so instead, you pick up…?

A scarf? A blanket? A hat?

What are your “mindless knitting” projects?
(Post links to the patterns if you can!)

Anything that is mostly stockinette.

I am going to South Africa in a couple of weeks and will be there for 3 weeks. My project will be “Scoop du Jour” from Chic Knits because it mainly stockinette.

I am currently working on Radiance from Valley Yarns but I know I will drop the cable needle on the plane or mess up the cable pattern while gabbing with friends and family:)

Scarves are good too, but I rarely knit them.

I’ve been doing charity hats with chunky yarn I can get one done in a couple of hours and that’s about as long as I can watch tv.

I just finished a 2x2 rib hat for my middle daughter and that was perfect for tv knitting. Otherwise it would be preemie burial buntings.

I have a huge cone of Sugar 'n Cream cotton I’m making basic dishclothes with.

Garter or stockinette in the round is mindless for me. Right now I’m doing that January KAL - stashgan and since it’s all garter it’s perfect! If I’m watching TV I have less problems wanting to poke my eyes out with the needles from boredom. :teehee:

Plain socks. :wink:

Basically anything I don’t have to keep looking at the directions or chart for.

The Yarn Harlot’s one row handspun scarfis the ultimate in mindless knitting (imo). The 4 st pattern is quickly memorized, yet it’s interesting enough to keep you knitting. Plus, it looks great and really impresses people (like my brother’s new wife at the airport :teehee: ). I give it a 10 out of 10. :thumbsup:

my mindless knitting is pretty much anything I’m doing at the time. I don’t generally make something with a super complicated pattern. If I do I listen to what’s on the tv so I still know what’s going on :stuck_out_tongue:

Anything with stockinette or mostly knit and purl rows…the Feather and Fan stitch is actually pretty mindless for me, because there is only one row with decreases and yarn overs every four rows, and you can put stitch markers in for each pattern repeat. But yeah, with knitting and purling, I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t have to look at my hands. I don’t think that’s ever gonna happen with crochet though. :slight_smile:

Simple rolled brim hats
Socks (any simple or 2x2 ribbing)
Mason Dixon’s Mitered Square Afghan (it’ll get finished SOMEDAY!)

Socks… Basic ss socks knit up really fast and are mindless for most of the project.

Socks are great for mindless knitting. Any pattern that doesn’t go over 8 rows I can get down and work through easily.

Thanks so much! I’ve been looking for an interesting, yet easy scarf pattern… :yay:

I am working on a garter stich scarf (I think that’s what it’s called) for my aunt. I am a true beginner, but I just want to get this done before her birthday in 10 days. I might not succeed because of a time consuming place called school, but I will do my best. After a couple of knits, I may try a pattern, but not yet.

For Mindless Movie Knitting (in gasp a cinema) I reach for first a garter scarf (or similar) or Tubey socks. I have a feeling my Log Cabin Blanket is going to be a movie goer favourite too.
For something with more light but still no desire to concentrate, simple stitch patterns with looking but no counting are brilliant for TV veiwing. Or what ever I’ve got a time crunch for.
Think Projects are music only, when I need to turn off from the world.

[COLOR=“DarkOrchid”]hmmmmm… well, I have nothing…
I’m not in that stage of knitting where I can do it mindlessly… I guess that comes later… LOL!
TEMA:knitting: [/COLOR]

My mindless knitting projects are usually something with the moss or seed stitch. I make dishcloths with this stitch a lot. Right now I am working on a shawl using this stitch and Homespun yarn. I don’t have a pattern. I cast on about 71 stitches (always use an odd number of stitches). Then it is mindless. K1, P1 across. Turn and repeat.


I have two at the moment. A scarf that is all garter stitch until I get to near the end and add the pattern. A kimono which is a ss except of a 2 inch seed stitch trim and the back will have a dragon on it. I do love mindless knitting. The challenging stuff keeps me busy and not bored with knitting.